Speaker wire splicing--is it ok?

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  1. John-e-s

    John-e-s Auditioning

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    I know the general answer is likely no--but I have a pre-wired speaker location I now need to change. To do this I can use the existing 90% of speaker wire hidden behind the drywall, and splice an extra 10 feet of monster wire to reach the new spot. Will this degrade my sound? Should I just run new, continuous wire under the carpet? The speaker (def tech power tower) is currently about 19 feet from the receiver (B&K 307). Thanks. JS
     
  2. Bob McElfresh

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    Not much difference between that and running in-wall to wall-plates with binding posts. Go for it.
     
  3. Walt N

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    I'm with Bob. (Izzat you McBob?) Solder or crimp your extra speaker cable in line for a good, long lasting, trouble free connection.

    Twist and tape = not recommended!
     
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    Glad to hear this as well....I thought I ruined my 14G in wall wire run when stapling it to the truss in the basement. Staple went right through and thought I'd have to re-run if I did too much damage.

    Glad to hear you agree with splicing. As it turns out not a lot of damage was done, so I left it and all appears fine.
     

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